Exhibitions

2017

Mapping Resonances, (solo exhibition) Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Charles Ross and Jill O'Bryan, Mayeur Projects, Las Vegas, NM


2016

Art Cologne, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York

Shop, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


2015

"one billion breaths in a lifetime" Outdoor commission at the Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

Weathervane, Brooklyn, NY

Drawing: Crossing the Lines, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY    


2014-2015

Art=Text=ArtSelections from the Sally & Wynn Kramarsky Collection, UB Anderson Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY


2014

A Particular Kind of Solitude - an exhibition inspired by the writings of Robert Walser, Elizabeth Street Garden, NYC. Curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu


2013                        

All Black, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

Art=Text=Art: Selections from the Sally & Wynn Kramarsky Collection, Hafnarborg | The Hafnarfjörur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörur, Iceland


2012                        

(solo) Jill O’Bryan: rock, paper, breath, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


2011-2012            

Art=Text=Art: Selections from the Sally & Wynn Kramarsky Collection, 

         University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia; 

         Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey


2011                        

Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

A PLACE TO WHICH WE CAN COME: an exhibition at the abandoned Convent of Saint Cecilia, Brooklyn, NY                       

Gallery Joe at PULSE Miami

Works on Paper, Danese Gallery, New York, NY


2010                        

Group Exhibition, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM


2009-10                    

Very Very LARGE Drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA


2009                        

New York/New Drawings, 1946 – 2007, Nueva York El Papel de las Últimas Vanguardias Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain           


2007                        

Summer Invitational, OK Harris Gallery, NYC


2006-07                        

Kramarsky Foundation, NYC


2006                        

Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, NYC (catalogue)


2004                        

Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, NYC (catalogue)

Merry Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg (Brooklyn) NY


2002                        

Artists to Artists, Ace Gallery, NYC (catalogue)

The Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, NYC (catalogue)

Ruby Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2000                        

The Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, NYC (catalogue)


1998                        

The Ides of March Biennial, ABC No Rio, NYC (catalogue)


1995                         

1000 Drawings, Exit Art, NYC

Impossible Art, 450 Broadway Gallery, NYC           

Inside Spaces / Outside Places, Rosenberg Gallery, NYC


1993                        

Group Exhibition, Gallerie Annick Ketele, Antwerp, Belgium  


1992                          

Windows on White (Installation), NYC

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Artists’ Open Studio, Walsh Foundation, NYC           


1991                         

Paintings, Jan Holloway Gallery, SF, CA


1986-1990             

San Francisco Open Studio, SF, CA


1989                        

(Solo) Painting Exhibit, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, SF, CA  

Contemporary Artists, Jan Holloway Gallery, SF, CA 


1986                          

Emerging Artists, Jan Holloway Gallery, SF, CA


1984                        

Landscapes, Goat Hill Gallery, SF, CA


1982                        

Drawings for Medea, Le Vent du Sud, Aix-en-Provence, France


1978                        

Jill O'Bryan, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN


1977                        

Clay Works by Jill O’Bryan, Collector’s Item Gallery, Osterville , MA


1975                 

Environs, Collaborative Performance/Installation, Feminist Art Workshop, St. Paul, MN

 

 

 

Performances and Production Design


1999                        

Performance, curated by Marina Abramovic, Rosenberg Gallery, NYC           

Performed “Tumbling #13.”


1989                        

Pickle Family Circus (Set Design) SF, CA


1987-1988            

American Buffalo (Production Design), Subterranean Theatre, Berkeley, CA

The Death of Opera, (Performance in collaboration with David Ford, People’s Theatre Coalition, SF, CA

Dragon Lady’s Revenge, (Scenic Artist) San Francisco Mime Troupe, SF, CA


1985                        

Butterfly, (Performance in collaboration with David Ford) Co-Lab, SF, CA

The Interrogation Game, (Video/Performance in collaboration with David Ford, Exploratorium, SF, CA


1984                        

Kabuki Medea. (Scenic Artist), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA


1983                        

Ghostwriter, (Scenic Artist) BBC/WGBH Film for TV, Cambridge, MA

State Lottery Commercial for TV, (Scenic Artist), September Productions, Boston, MA

Midsummer, San Francisco Opera, (Scenic Artist), SF, CA 


1980, 82-83            

American Repertory Theater, (Resident Scenic Artist) Cambridge, MA


1982                        

Medea, (Production Design) Theatre L’Alea, Aix-en-Provence, France

Pathways to Madness, (Costume Design) Theatreworks, Boston, MA

Puntilla, (Production Design) Nucleo Eclectico, Boston, MA


1980                 

Springs Awakening, (Costume Design), Harvard Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA

 

 

Collaborative Artwork

2006            

Joanna in the Desert, Photo series created in collaboration with Joanna Frueh


2000            

Lyon Biennale, Being There: Charles Ross’s Star Axis. Video Installation created in collaboration with Charles Ross.

 

 

Bibliography

Joanna in the Desert photo series, Hotel Amerika, Spring 2007

Drawing. (Catalogue) New York Drawings: 1946 – 2007. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain. (2009).

Drawing. (Catalogue) Nanette Gerhig, J’aime la Vie (Paris, 2003).

Painting. The Pink Revolution, Joanna Frueh in conversation with Tanya Augsburg, Maria Buszek , and Jill O'Bryan.  n.paradoxa,  “Rethinking Revolution”, Vol. 10, July 2002.

Installation and Drawing. Artists to Artists, (New York: MOMA, 2002) catalogue. Exhibition : May, 2002

Installation. The Ides of March: ABC No Rio. (Catalogue). Exhibition: March 14-April 12, 2002.

Drawing. The Ides of March: ABC No Rio, 19. (Catalogue). Exhibition: March 3-24, 2000.

Drawings.  Time Capsule, A Concise Encyclopedia by Women Artists. Introductions by Kathy Acker and Avital Ronell. Ed. Robin Kahn. New York: Creative Time in cooperation with SOS Inc., 1995, 138-139.  Opening: March, 1995 Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

 

 

Reviews and Interviews

Kathleen MacQueen, Shifting Connections: In Site/In Mind, Interview with  Jill O'Bryan

http://shiftingconnections.com/2013/12/10/in-sightin-mind-jill-obryan/


Sylviane Gold, Sublime Notions From a Species That Likes to Doodle, New York Times, Art Review, Westchester Edition, February 18, 2011:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/nyregion/20artwe.html?_r=3&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

Roberta Fallon, Size Matters, Philadelphia Weekly, January 13-19, 2010: page 20

Roberta Fallon, Size Matters, so does content, The Art Blog, January 13, 2010

Marilyn Macgregor, Supersized drawings at Gallery Joe, Broad Street Record, January 12, 2010

Robin Rice, Well-Endowed: Robin Rice on Visual Art. Philadelphia City Paper, January 5, 2010

Edith Newhall, Galleries: Very, very large, philly.com, December 20, 2009

George Stolz, New York Drawings 1946-2007: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain, ARTnews, June 2009, 115.

Karen Schiff, Letter from Segovia Brooklyn Rail, Artseen, May 2009.

Roberta Smith, Art in Review; 'Artists to Artists' -- 'A Decade of the Space Program', New York Times, Leisure/Weekend, Friday, May 24, 2002.

Celestine Bphlen, An Exhibition Celebrates 10 Years Of Free Studio Space for Artists, New York Times, Arts/Culture, Thursday, May 30, 2002.

 

Collections

Kramarsky Collection, New York, NY

Private collections in Paris, Antwerp, San Francisco, New York, Phoenix, Boston

 

Education

2000       Ph.D., Dept. of Art, New York University

1990       MFA, San Francisco Art Institute

1978       BA, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

 

Awards and Residencies

2000, 98, 97         New York University GSO Travel Grant

1993-1995            New York University Teaching Fellowship

1990-1991            Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, NYC

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